|Behind Stone Walls|
For some reason, I found this early talkie interesting despite the stilted dialog, poor acting, and lack of retakes.
Keywords: poverty row
Downloads: 3,490 (2 reviews)
|It Couldn't Have Happened, But It Did|
Playwright turns crimesolver when the play's two producers are murdered.
Keywords: mystery; murder; poverty row
Downloads: 7,341 (5 reviews)
|What Price Vengeance|
Lyle Talbot plays a policeman.
Keywords: Lyle Talbot; poverty row
Downloads: 3,081 (1 review)
A dumb movie involving a railroad.
Keywords: railroad; Jack Donovan; poverty row
Downloads: 2,850 (5 reviews)
|The Living Ghost|
A poverty-row mystery starring James Dunn. Also known as "A Walking Nightmare".
Keywords: poverty row; mystery; James Dunn
Downloads: 3,219 (4 reviews)
Those who chose John Miljan to impersonate a missing man discover that he is more resourceful than they bargained for.
Keywords: poverty row; Shirley Grey; John Miljan; mystery
Downloads: 3,361 (3 reviews)
|The Kid Sister|
No more uploads I was very satisfied with FTP uploading at archive.org. I was able to see exactly how much of the upload had been completed. I was able to see the rate at which the upload was progressing. And, perhaps most important of all, I was able to resume an interrupted upload. In other words, if I had uploaded 90% of a file when the connection was lost, all I had to do was reconnect and upload the remaining 10%...
Keywords: PRC; P.R.C; poverty row; comedy
Downloads: 14,974 (5 reviews)
Ralph Byrd stars in a tale of danger in the Caribbean and in the air. The IMDB entry is here.
Keywords: poverty row; P.R.C; thriller
Downloads: 7,005 (2 reviews)
Tim takes a job as a lowly chipper because he has been afraid to go high ever since a bad fall in which he was injured and another workman was killed. A poverty-row quickie.
Keywords: poverty row; Robert Lowery; Phyllis Brooks; Pine-Thomas Productions
Downloads: 1,241 (2 reviews)
|Lon Chaney Jr in SCREAM IN THE NIGHT (1935)|
In this crime thriller, Chaney plays a colonial police officer who infiltrates a criminal gang in order to find stolen jewels.
Keywords: Lon Chaney Jr; B Movie; Black and White; Poverty Row
Men doing insanely dangerous work.
Keywords: Chester Morris; Richard Arlen; Jean Parker; Byron Foulger; poverty row; Pine-Thomas Productions
Downloads: 2,498 (1 review)
In a classic poverty-row noir, the protagonist struggles helplessly in the grip of inexorable fate. Currently rated 7.4 at the IMDB. This was the first poverty-row film chosen by the Library of Congress for its National Film Registry, in 1992. Don't miss it. The copy you find here is sharper than the two that have already been uploaded. And the mpeg2 file contains nav packets, so you can load it into DVDAuthorGUI (a free program) and quickly create a DVD to watch on your television.
Keywords: noir; Tom Neal; Ann Savage; poverty row; suspense; P.R.C
Downloads: 31,905 (13 reviews)
|Nabonga - Sigmund Neufeld|
Fairly standard "white heiress who was lost in the jungle as an infant, but turns out to be a goddess to local tribe of natives" adventure. The white goddess in this case is the highly decorative Julie London, she's found by Buster Crabbe, and maintains her power via her control of an ape(suit), Nabonga. There is a bit of a twist on the standard story - instead of needing to find her to secure her fortune, her father was the crook, and Crabbe is looking to return some of the loot that he stole...
Keywords: Buster Crabbe; white goddess; heiress; jungle; fantasy; ape suit; poverty row; producers releasing corporation; prc; adventure
Downloads: 8,258 (2 reviews)
|Minesweeper - William H. Pine, William C. Thomas|
DANGER AFLOAT! ABOVE, BELOW AND ACROSS THE SEAS...WITH THE HEROIC MEN OF THE COAST GUARD! On hearing of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a hobo decides to join the Coast Guard under an assumed name -- because he deserted the Navy years before due to gambling debts. What follows is a combination of melodrama and suspense, as he gets tangled up in the lives of another military family, succumbs once again to his gambling addiction, and risks his life defusing Japanese-laid mines off the California coast...
Keywords: military; coast guard; navy; mine; minesweeper; wwii; propaganda; melodrama; richard arlen; poverty row; redemption; gambling; false identity; japanese; low budget; robert mitchum; desertion; awol; diving; pearl harbor
Downloads: 26,136 (2 reviews)
|The Dawn Express - Producers Releasing Corporation|
(AKA "Nazi Spy Ring") Lured into a trap by a Mata Hari... the lives of his loved ones was the price demanded for his honor! Description from the IMDb: A Nazi spy ring is after a chemical formula that increases the power of ordinary gasoline for U.S. Army aviation use. Two U.S. chemical companies are developing the formula, with each working on half for security purposes. The spies get half the formula and know that either of two chemists, Robert Norton or Tom Fielding, knows the rest...
Keywords: nazi; espionage; WWII; propaganda; chemist; secret formula; mata hari; Poverty Row; Producers Releasing Corporation; Anne Nagel; Michael Whalen; Albert Herman; Arthur St. Claire
Downloads: 5,317 (5 reviews)
|American Independent Cinema An Introduction - Yannis Tzioumakis|
American Independent Cinema An Introduction - Yannis Tzioumakis
Keywords: independent; films; film; american; cinema; production; studio; studios; distribution; hollywood; independent cinema; american independent; united artists; independent production; poverty row; box office; american cinema; independent producers; american film; large number